Deputy leans against car to avoid alleged drunk driver

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy leaned up against a car to avoid being struck by an alleged drunk driver. Wilson resident Shawn P. Robison, 52, is facing charges.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Lockport-Olcott Road Friday night, when a vehicle failed to move over and almost struck the deputy. The deputy reports quickly going after the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren on.

Robison, the driver, was eventually stopped on West Creek Road. The sheriff’s office says he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment, fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with an emergency vehicle, fail to keep right, reckless driving and other vehicle and traffic charges.

He was taken to Niagara County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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